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Brewed by Hanssens Artisanaal
Style: Lambic Style - Gueuze
Dworp, Belgium

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RATINGS: 1180   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
As with all Gueuzes, Hanssens is a mixture of several vintages to produce a lambic which is refreshingly fruity.

This is the result of blending different lambics of different ages. The second fermentation takes place inside the bottles and therefore they are stored for minimum six months in constant temperature kept cellars.


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3.5
shigadeyo (3730) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 27, 2009

April(?) 2008: Shiny new copper color, hazy complexion, bitterness in the middle and finish, very acidic and tart flavor = Hanssens Oude Gueuze. Again, this beer is good, but beyond my realm of true understanding.

1 pt. 9.4 fl. oz. bottle (Alc. 6% Vol.) shared by Tmoney99. Thanks Tom! Rating #480 for this beer.

3.8
Travlr (24317) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 25, 2009
Hazy golden with very slight white head. Aroma of citrus, lemon and grapefruit. Sourish taste, good body, dry finish. Nice.

3.5
floydian1 (1454) - FNQ, Australia, - JUL 23, 2009
Corked 37.5cl bottle from De Bierkoning, Amsterdam. A fizzy amber geuze beer with a minimal short-lasting white head. Prominent aromas of citrus fruits (oranges and lemons) with a hint of damp wood. The flavour is tart lemony sourness which seems to get sweeter and smoother as your palate adjusts to it. The damp woodiness is in there as well. Finishes dry and tart. Medium bodied with a fullish mouthfeel. Probably the most complex and sour geuze I have tried so far. Not sure I like it as much as the others.

3.7
xnoxhatex (1305) - Grand Rapids/Chicago, Michigan, USA - JUL 20, 2009
Bottle during the first annual Chicago Sour Tasting. Bottled in 04 thanks to Andrew. Clear amber/orange with small white head. Aroma is wood, sour. Flavor is sour, wood, pretty sour and high acidity. Medium to light and high acidity burn. Solid, dry but very acidic.

3.9
kopher (593) - New York, USA - JUL 16, 2009
bottle @ Poechenkeller. dark orange pour, small white head. very sour, lemon peel mostly, with slight funk. tasted like easting a lemon peel -- not in a bad way though. a bit of wood and other fruit as it warms. slick body, lots of carbonation. slightly vinegar-y, but good.

3.9
Yves (3033) - Turnhout, BELGIUM - JUL 12, 2009
Clear goldblond coloured beer with medium carbonation and almost no head. Sour aroma with bits of fruit. Full sour palate. Finish is sour ending smooth. Good one, liked it more than Oud Beersel.

2.9
Wim (3968) - Weelde, BELGIUM - JUL 12, 2009
gold blond coloured body with a white head a sourig fruity aroma a sourig fruity little sweet taste with a sourig bitter finish

3.6
BMan1113VR (7931) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 8, 2009
UPDATED: FEB 1, 2012 Bottle with a yellowish tinted label. Pours with. After seeing some other Hanssens destroy their corks, I would say that this is a newer bottle. Pours a hazed gold with a minimal white head. Aroma from a far is damp forest, cheese, lemon soak wood, and upon closer inspection dirty socks, lemon, various herbs and spices, horse. On the funkier rather than the sour side of Gueuzes sour wise. Floral and earthy as it warms. Taste is sour with tons of lacto, pineapple, and a bit of wood. A bit of lemon rind sourness. Light in both wood and fruitiness. Stomach acid similar to other Hanssens lambics. Some what creamy carbonation for a lambic. Sour mouthpuckering mouthfeel.

Also had to try a bottle estimated to be around 50 years old. Flat, but with a rich funk and acidity that held up shockingly well over the years.

2.5
chibuck (3513) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 6, 2009
Im a huge fan of guezes but this way to sour without being rewarding. Dark straw color with a disappointing head. Taste is just over powering fruit and sourness.

3.8
finol (3365) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 30, 2009
375ml bottle, 2000 vintage from Cracked Kettle. Pours clear amber without any head. Wet grass, fruity and sour.


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